Automation technology needn’t be big and expensive. Sometimes a small and simple concept can produce big initial savings, with ongoing reliability and hygiene.
One example is tiny Polyactuator pneumatic actuators from Firestone, which can exert forces of more than .45kN @ 3.5 bar yet last for millions of cycles in demanding environments such as food, packaging and hygiene-sensitive manufacturing and materials handling applications.
Firestone 70-P-13 Airomatic Polyactuators from national distributor Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd stand just 16mm high deflated, yet have a stroke of more than 12.5mm. The tiny Airomatic, with a diameter of just 76mm, is just as tough as its larger counterparts in the Air Springs range, but is quality engineered for applications involving very small spaces and light forces.
“This proven product is highly suitable for rapid installation and automation projects that production engineers and maintenance managers may be considering to boost output this Christmas-New year maintenance season,” says Air Springs’ Technical Product Manager Mr James Maslin.
When used in gravity conveyor lines, for example, these tough moulded plastic actuators offer benefits of affordability, cleanliness, compact installation and trouble-free performance.
Other benefits include:
- Easily customisable to meet specific size and shape requirements
- No maintenance required because they keep their structural integrity, flexibility and shape over extended periods of service
- Easy to clean – no rods or seals to absorb grit and wear or break
- Not prone to leaking compressed air due to wear in seals and rods
Firestone Industrial Products (for which Air Springs is Australian national distributor) manufactures the world’s best-selling air spring range. Its Airstroke® actuators and Airmount® isolators are used in materials handling applications worldwide.
Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd has enhanced its commitment to national and global standards of quality assurance by gaining ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management Systems – Requirements certification. The company places a high priority on continuously reinforcing its customers’ confidence in doing business with an organisation that can consistently meet or exceed their needs on time.
For more information about Air Springs Supply’s ranges, national distribution and technical support network, please contact Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd